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Pair of Chinese yoke back elm armchairs

Pair of Chinese yoke back elm armchairs

Code: LVS334


W: 67.5cm (26.6")H: 115.5cm (45.5")D: 56cm (22")


A pair of late 19th century Chinese yoke back elm armchairs of good patina - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:

These chairs are one of the earliest chair designs recorded in China.

They contrast solid structures with open spaces that give a sculpted quality which is very common in Chinese furniture.

The high back design symbolises wealth & grandeur to both the owner and any person invited to sit in them.

They have a top rail called a protruding crest rail with a central back splat with a pierced design of a Fu character.

The back splat is curved in shape, following the natural curve of the human spine with a neck rest at the top.

The arms are rounded and this shape helps to emphasise the size and also the openness of the chair.

There is a decorative apron under the seat leading down to the footrest.

The seats are of solid elm and have a good patina (colour).

These chairs are in very good condition, are of stable construction and go straight into a home.


Height: 45.5'' / 115.5cm

Width: 26.5'' / 67.25cm

Depth: 22'' / 56cm